L-R: Alan Duncan, supply chain lead for NNG (left); Matthieu Hue, CEO eDF Renewablesa (centre) and Matthias Haag, project director NNG (right) at the reception.

EDF Renewables welcomes Offshore Wind Supply Chain to Edinburgh for project update

Dylan Macdonald General News

EDF Renewables welcomed key stakeholders from the Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) Coalition and Scottish Government for last night’s NnG Offshore Wind Farm reception held at the Macdonald Holyrood Hotel in Edinburgh. Pictured above are (left to right) Alan Duncan, Matthieu Hue and Matthias Haag of EDF Renewables.

The NnG Offshore Wind Farm Coalition is a group of over 75 organisations that joined together in support of the project proposed for a site 15km off the coast of Fife.

The project will contribute hundreds of millions of pounds to the Scottish economy over the project’s lifetime, creating thousands of jobs during the construction phase and hundreds of operations and maintenance jobs for the 25 year lifetime of the wind farm.

With guests from across the energy and public sectors in attendance, the reception was hosted by EDF Renewables CEO, Matthieu Hue, who updated guests on the progress of the NnG Offshore Wind Farm and the next stages of the project.

Alongside Matthieu, some of the extended EDF Renewables team discussed their work on the project. Speakers on the night included Matthias Haag, Project Director, and Alan Duncan, Supply Chain Lead, who emphasised the positive impact the project is already having on economic plans for the future as well as the progress taking place with the supply chain.

Speaking at the event, Matthieu Hue, EDF Renewables CEO, said: “The Offshore Wind Supply Chain is a significant project for Scotland and EDF Renewables are keen to bring Coalition members up to speed with the latest developments.

“It has been fantastic to see such a great turnout from so many of our key stakeholders. NnG is further evidence of our continuing investment and growth in Scotland and we look forward to working with everyone involved in the Coalition as we look to bring further sustainable energy and thousands of jobs to Scotland.”

With the project moving forward at pace, there were positive discussions on the night on how the NnG Coalition members will continue to contribute, advise and advocate for the project and the impact it will have not only in Fife and the surrounding areas, but for Scotland as a sustainable and renewable energy nation.

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EDF Renewables team at the NnG Offshore Wind Farm reception event.